21 November 2012

Gambia: LRR Gears Up for World Aids Day Celebration

Lrr — The regional AIDs office in Lower River Region together with it's regional AIDS committee recently organised a day meeting to discuss the upcoming World AIDS Day celebration on 1st December, at the Governor's Office in Mansakonko.

In his welcoming remarks, Ousman Y Sowe, the coordinator of the regional AIDS office in Mansakonko, said that themeeting was meant to enable them discuss and find ways of celebrating the May Day in the region. He also described the meeting as very important in the sense that the event is a national event. He noted that HIV\AIDS is an emergency issue that needs a collective approach to minimise its effects within the country, while thanking the members of the regional AIDS committee for their dedication and hardwork.

Also speaking at the gathering was the governor of Lower River Region, Lamin Darboe, who described HIV/AIDS as a deadly disease which has no boundaries within the society. He pointed out that anybody can be affected or infected by the disease and therefore all have a role to play. He also stressed that the disease needs to be prevented from spreading across the country.

Governor Darboe finally hailed the Gambian leader for taking up the challenge to treat people living with HIV/AIDS.

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